Dan Avery | Queerty | Feburary 5, 2013
Last week we got an email from a reader who claimed to have seen ex-gay activist Matt Moore on grindr, and attached a screencap of what appeared to be Moore’s profile. Knowing how easy it would be to steal someone’s photo, we emailed the source for more information.
We didn’t hear back but, this week, blogger Zinnia Jones reached out to Moore, who confirms the account is his.
He tells Jones:
The grindr profile was really mine. I’ve been on it on and off for the last couple of weeks.
Like I told the guy who sent you the picture, I am wrong in having been on grindr. I haven’t changed my views on homosexuality, the Bible, etc.
Creating a grindr profile and talking to guys on it was major disobedience on my part….disobedience to Christ. Disobedience to a loving and gracious God. Thankfully, I believe that He forgives me for this disobedience. I believe the blood of Christ covers this disobedience. And I won’t be on grindr again….ever.
The pastor of my church and the church body I am a part of were informed about me being on grindr (I told them) before all of this came out, publicly.
Look, Matt Moore isn’t some guy quietly dealing with his own personal struggle against what he thinks is sin. He’s a professional ex-gay: He blogs about his “coming out of the homosexual lifestyle,” gets interviewed by nutbag Christian websites and radio shows, and helps organize things like the Overcoming Same-Sex Attraction conference. It doesn’t seem as if Moore is the victim of some repressive environment: On his blog, he reveals his family is confused by his ex-gay stance, and that some friends have stopped talking to him.